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in the struggle against the gun lobby. let's ask mayor michael nutter of philadelphia and "washington post" columnist dana milbank. >> mayor nutter, you're going to washington tomorrow to testify in support of senator feinstein's assault weapons ban. i want to say this respectfully to you, but you must know that every single washington insiders tells me this bill has absolutely no chance of passing. >> well, there are a bunch of washington insiders, and then there's the rest of america, and america will be watching, and the president has been direct. he's been forceful. he's been eloquent, and he's been very active on this particular issue, and i also commend senator dianne feinstein, and so until we actually have a vote, i'll let the insiders talk their inside game. i'm going to do what i can as the mayor of philadelphia, president of the u.s. conference of mayors, hundreds of mayors across the united states of america, and millions of americans who are watching what congress does, they're listening to what they say, they expect them to take action so that all of us can be safe. we don't
. distinguished mayor nutter of philadelphia. >> all the members of this committee, i'm the mayor of the city of philadelphia. i'm honored to have the opportunity to appear before you today on behalf of the nation's mayors to discuss the importance of passing the assaults weapon ban of 2013. while we support several billions being considered by this committee, we have made passage of the assaults weapon ban of 2013 our top priority. gun violence has been perm for you, senator feinstein and it has been personal for me. the first police officer my city lost after i became mayor was killed by an ak-47 or sk-47 assault-time weapon when he responded to a bank robbery on a saturday morning. i will never forget that day. a 12-year veteran with the philadelphia police officer. he was 39 years old. he left a wife and three children. neither police officers nor our citizens, and especially our children should be confronted with these weapons on the streets, in our schools, in our movie theaters, shopping mall, in our places of worship or other civilian settings. gun violence has also been personal for
an investigator. finally, mayor michael nutter. he is the mayor of philadelphia. as the leader of the official nonpartisan organization with populations of 30,000 or more. the mayor speaks on behalf of 1,300 mayors nationwide. before he was the mayor of philadelphia, he spent 15 years on the philadelphia city council. we'll begin with you, mr. johnson. welcome. you want to activate your mic. thank you. >> thanks for inviting me. first i should say, the last two pieces of testimony, when reference to the victims of incidents like this is give them anything they want. i understand that impulse. i guess, what i would say to people who support the bill, which i have critiques here is the mind is a council of despair, unfortunately. my testimony is drawn from analysis of this question that i published in 2009. the classifications established are unsustainable under the lowest level of constitutional review. they fail to meet the rational bay basis requirements -- basis requirements. we must compare that category to the base line of guns which is deemed unacceptable. the characteristics that are def
, mayor michael nutter released a set of sandy hook principles for gunmakers and retailers like walmart if they want to get pension investment money. rahm emanuel is urging td bank and bank of america to cut their lines of credit to gun companies. in new york, the city's public advocate is pressuring 12 big fund managers to dump their investments in gun stocks. >> we're telling them you have to get out of these investments and now. look, this is a break point in american history. >> reporter: one of the funds, tiger dwloebl, says it has no position in any gun company and has no intention of owning one. another fund said it will sell freedom group, the maker of the bushmaster rifle used in the newtown shooting. in the days following that massacre, california public schoolteachers learned their pension fund invested in freedom group. >> i was devastated when we realized that we had this investment in our portfolio. >> reporter: this month, the teacher fund announced it would dump any gun and ammunition holdings that are illegal in california. the nra says all of these efforts are, quote,
leaders earlier this. philadelphia mayor michael nutter and illinois governor pat quinn saying, quote, i've had enough of these turn coats and it's time to make them pay. make them pay for what? here to explain is cnbc contributor robert costa. this guy lee saunders has to be a nut. he's lucky he still got what he got. >> what really irks him is now democrats, mayor nutter of philadelphia, governor quinn of illinois, they're looking at their budgets and shaking their heads saying we can't take contracts anymore, can't take the spending. >> you've seen scott walker, john kasich, republican governors all across the country, they've gone after union, write rite to work unions, collective bargaining unions, co-pays for health care and so on and so forth. how can this guy think he's immune from that? >> i think he's living in a world of 30 years ago. when a state like michigan pushes -- >> snyder, another one. >> that goes right to work. economies are bad, unemployment is high. these governors are competing for companies, businesses and jobs. they know that people can get up and go. look at c
operations in the state. joining me now is mayor -- philadelphia mayor michael nutter. his city sits on the delaware river, separating pennsylvania from new jersey. the economy of philadelphia is affected by the fate and the cuts in both of those states. good to see you. i tweeted that you were coming on, interesting tweets from people. let me ask you this one, somebody says if only cities could figure out how to work without federal money. is that possible? you're going to see those head -- can you live without federal money. >> if they would allow us to have our own printing press, we could just print the money ourselves. ali, this is astoundingly irresponsible. here we are, as you laid out, three days before whatever this is, this sequester, hits us, almost impossible at the ground level to truly determine what the impact will be, though you laid out the larger figures in terms of the state. but there are children in head start or early head start who may not have slots very soon. seniors who will be hurt. those with mental illness not getting service. college students not able to
will be there also attending philadelphia mayor michael nutter and new york city police commissioner ray kelly. we'll see you on the other side. >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's "the stephanie miller show." ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ ♪ hey, all right now ♪ ♪ and it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: uh-huh. good point. you know what else liked to paint? >> hitler. >> stephanie: you know who else? weapons of mass destruction that didn't? just sayin'. we're not sayin', just sayin'. >> hitler was good at drawing buildings but not people so much. >> neither is george bush. >> stephanie: remember how jim used to do george w. bush drawings with his crayons? >> this is a bird, i think. >> stephanie: messing up my picture of george w. bush in the shower. >> oh! >> stephanie: six minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-12 the phone number. happy monday. sarah palin apparently said to the vatican how is that popey changing thing working out for you? [ ♪ circus ♪ ] rocky mountain mike said -- at any rate -- >> is the pop
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